Iran Oil Ministry signs contract with AEOI on ultra centrifuge
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 31
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) signed a contract with Iran Oil Ministry to manufacture an ultra centrifuge for oil research projects, Shana reported.
This type of centrifuge works with high-performance speeds of up to 50-100 thousand revolutions per minute (RPM) to separate particles.
The report didn't give futher details about the ultra centrifuge, but currently Iran produces centrifuges with 20,000 RPM and preparing to produce new ones with 50-80 thousand RPM, Ali Akbar Salehi the head of AEOI said on May 31, Fars reported.
Iran unveiled 12 new nuclear achievements on April 7, including the ultra and zonal centrifuges.
Centrifuge, mostly known as a machine for enriching uranium, is used also in other spheres, especially in research projects. Ultra centrifuges are used in biological and biochemical spheres.